Tagged: 1994

Screenshot from SimHealth

SimHealth Educational categorySimulation category

A product of Maxis’s former business simulation division, SimHealth embodies the potential and danger of using games as educational tools for public policy and debate.

Screenshot from SimTower: The Vertical Empire

SimTower: The Vertical Empire Simulation category

Yoot Saito developed a surprisingly personal take on Maxis’s simulation sandbox genre – and one of the stronger entries in the Sim series.

Screenshot from Street Shuffle

Street Shuffle Puzzle category

The playful Street Shuffle paves over its missteps in taxi management through sheer likeability.

Screenshot from The Groove Thing

The Groove Thing Macintosh categorySoftware category

A trippy piece of single-purpose novelty art software like The Groove Thing feels anachronistic today. It’s here to make groovy background art with full-hearted 90s aggression, and it does it well enough.

Screenshot from Traffic Department 2192

Traffic Department 2192 Action category

With a solid base, Traffic Department 2192 trades in decent if childishly portrayed action for surprisingly long after expending its showmanship.

Screenshot from Troggle Trouble Math

Troggle Trouble Math Educational category

In a big departure for MECC’s Munchers series, the spinoff Troggle Trouble Math is like a math dungeon crawler, with a story and structure that can fit a variety of math activities.

Animated screenshot of the menu screen from Troubled Souls

Troubled Souls Macintosh categoryPuzzle category

Ghoulish atmosphere and a few smart tweaks make Troubled Souls one of the better iterations of a well-worn puzzle formula.

Screenshot from Tubes

Tubes Puzzle category

This science-themed Klax clone slightly differentiates itself from the original with a couple tweaks (and a little character).

Screenshot from Video Cube: Space

Video Cube: Space Puzzle category

Enter the Video Cube – a extraterrestrial video puzzle that probably only exists because computers could now play videos.

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